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    Hey guys,

    I'm a new volunteer in my city and was in the market for some lights for my personal vehicle. I was looking at various wigwag modules and I came across these guys www.speedturtleengineering.com. They have a small device called the Easy Flash Module. It looks like it's a plug and play wig wag module that doesn't require cutting up my vehicles electrical harness. Does anyone have any experience with these?

    Thanks for your help.
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    First post includes an innocent appearing link.

    I can hear it now...

    "no, I have nothing to do with the company, just a satisified user" or

    "no, I have nothing to do with the company, just curious"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    First post includes an innocent appearing link.

    I can hear it now...

    "no, I have nothing to do with the company, just a satisified user" or

    "no, I have nothing to do with the company, just curious"
    So you don't have any experience with it....

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    Never used one, but I'd steer clear.....
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    I heard that if you put Roto Rays on all four corners of your vehicle and point them skyward, they give enough lift to propel your POV over stuck traffic to get to a fire scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    I heard that if you put Roto Rays on all four corners of your vehicle and point them skyward, they give enough lift to propel your POV over stuck traffic to get to a fire scene.
    Does color effect the amount of lift?

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    MemphisE34a can you be more specific on reasons? I am trying to avoid cutting all my headlight and taillight wires since I have a leased vehicle.

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    research your state laws to determine what you CAN & Cannot have for emergency lighting.
    Don't know of any that allow wigwags on a POV.
    Most states are VERY specific on what they allow and where they MUST be on the POV

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    I am pretty sure they are allowed in my area. There are a few members on my department that use wigwags on their POVs to get to the station without any issues. I'll have to double check the rules though. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    I heard that if you put Roto Rays on all four corners of your vehicle and point them skyward, they give enough lift to propel your POV over stuck traffic to get to a fire scene.
    If you put a Q on your car , you have to have two with one having reverse polarity so it will spin in the opposite direction and avoid having your KIA do a barrel roll.
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    Any headlight flasher installation I've encountered required cutting wires. Probably not a good idea if you're leasing a vehicle. Besides that, it's getting harder and harder to get in to where you need to be to make the cuts. On my truck that would pretty much involve removing said grille...

    Stick with a dash (or roof) light, if appropriate. Grille lights (if legal) can also be effective, and decent lights are getting fairly small.

    As mentioned, be sure you know what is legal where you live. And make sure you carry proper documentation if required, as well. In addition, if your lights give you any priviledge (some states do) your insurance company might want to know about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddb View Post
    Does color effect the amount of lift?
    Red and White flies all right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddb View Post
    I am pretty sure they are allowed in my area. There are a few members on my department that use wigwags on their POVs to get to the station without any issues. I'll have to double check the rules though. Thanks for the suggestion.
    What area are you in? State? General location? We can probably help you with the laws in your area

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Red and White flies all right!
    Put strobes on there, and it is like JATO rockets

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    I am in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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    Oh, you're a YOOPER! Put them lights on your snowmobile instead.
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    Have you checked with the leasing company to see if ANY modifications or alterations to the electrical system is allowable whether you cut wires or not?

    Have you checked with your automobile liability insurance carrier to see if they allow you to have lights as a responder? Has anyone reading this, in fact done this??

    I have a great idea- How about not installing ANY lights at all? None! Nichts! Nadda! Nein!
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    The leasing company expects the car back in original condition. That is why I thought my first post may be a viable option. That or some other cigarette lighter powered light.

    I could not put any lights on the vehicle. That is always an option but not what I was after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    If you put a Q on your car , you have to have two with one having reverse polarity so it will spin in the opposite direction and avoid having your KIA do a barrel roll.

    No NO it is an "S"

    watch that "S car go"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    I heard that if you put Roto Rays on all four corners of your vehicle and point them skyward, they give enough lift to propel your POV over stuck traffic to get to a fire scene.

    Quote Originally Posted by toddb View Post
    Does color effect the amount of lift?
    The skin is thick on this one. I like this guy.

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